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Zaandam Crew Outing in Ketchikan

Zaandam Crew Outing in Ketchikan

These pictures were taken during the Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. Some of Zaandam’s crew members attended the shore excursion and snapped these fun pictures.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragon’s Mouth Caves in Belize

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Dragon’s Mouth Caves in Belize

This image was captured in Belize City, Belize, on the “Raiders of the Lost Mayan World: Dragon’s Mouth Cave” shore excursion. We took an hour-long bus ride deep in to the dense Belizean jungle. The tour group in front of us is about to enter the “Dragon’s Mouth,” a cave leading to the Mayan underworld…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Video: A Ryndam Cruise in Europe

Blog fan Fred Claessen sent in this fabulous video of his most recent cruise aboard Ryndam that departed Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2. Sit back and get ready to watch an in-depth look at his experience. Thanks, Fred!

Hans Janssen’s ‘Historic Monument’ Photo

Hans Janssen’s ‘Historic Monument’ Photo

This is our historic monument. The former headquarters of the HAL in Rotterdam, now Hotel New York. This is also the place where we held our wedding party. – Hans and Carla Janssen

Captain’s Log: Happy Birthday to Pam!

Captain’s Log: Happy Birthday to Pam!

Today, June 28, we are celebrating Pam’s birthday. We organized a surprise for her in the front office with a birthday cake made up of chocolate cupcakes (the birthday girl loves chocolate!) and an apple cider toast.

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Great Wall of China

Explorer’s Scrapbook: The Great Wall of China

Here is a picture of myself and my wife Tomo on the Great Wall of China where we went on a crew tour during the Asia/Pacific cruise on board the Amsterdam in 2007. It’s amazing being able to touch and walk on one of the 7 Wonders of the World — an opportunity that probably…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

iPhone iPhotos: Approaching Juneau

iPhone iPhotos: Approaching Juneau

Mary Schimmelman, Holland America Line’s manager of public relations, currently is on board Westerdam in Alaska. She’ll be sending in iPhone photos throughout her cruise. Enjoy!